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Cheruiyot To Return to Boston Marathon

Robert Cheruiyot setting the Boston course record in 2006

Cheruiyot setting Boston course record

Robert Cheruiyot, winner of the 2007, 2006, and 2003 Boston Marathons, will be back again to race on April 21, 2008. Cheruiyot is seeking to join the ranks of only 3 other four-time male winners, Canadian Gerard Cote and Americans Bill Rodgers and Clarence DeMar.

Cheruiyo set the Boston course record, 2 hours 7 minutes 14 seconds, in 2006. His win last year helped him lay claim to the World Marathon Majors series and a $500,000 prize.

Cheruiyot said in a press release, "I have had much success on the Boston course because the more difficult and competitive a race is, the more I commit myself to do my best."

Update: Cheruiyot won the 2008 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:07:46, taking home the $150,000 purse.